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The governance structure to oversee and develop the FLW Protocol will be developed through an open, transparent, inclusive, multi-stakeholder process and be subject to robust review by interested stakeholders. The following table summarizes the groups that will be developed along with each group’s purpose and anticipated commitments. Further details are available in the Overview and Governance Structure document.

Group Purpose Anticipated Commitment
Secretariat (WRI) Convene, facilitate and oversee development of the FLW Protocol. Also serves as member of the Steering Committee. Team of 3 staff coordinate and participate in calls/meetings, conduct outreach, hold ad-hoc meetings as needed.
Steering Committee (CGF, FAO, FUSIONS, UNEP, WBCSD, WRAP) Approve FLW Protocol drafts and final document. Provide strategic and technical leadership and guidance throughout the FLW Protocol development process Calls: One conference call (1-2 hours), averaging every 3 months in 2014 and 2015 Meetings: One in-person meeting per year (will aim to coordinate with existing venues) General: Ad hoc teleconference meetings as necessary. Timely response to reviewing materials and email correspondence.
Technical Working Groups Develop the technical content of the FLW Protocol Calls: At least one conference call (1-2 hours) per month in 2014 and 2015 Meetings: 1-2 in-person meetings per year General: Time to prepare/review materials (approximately 5-15 hours/month)
External Review Group Provide input and support use of the FLW Protocol Calls: At least one conference call (1-2 hours) per month in 2014 and 2015 Meetings: 1-2 in-person meetings per year General: Time to prepare/review materials (approximately 5-15 hours/month)
Pilot Testers Apply the draft FLW Protocol to validate and test its practicality, and provide feedback for improvement Test the draft FLW Protocol and provide comprehensive feedback based on a pre-determined set of requirements.

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